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Sr Supervising Engineer

Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Pearl City, Hawaii (HI), US, 96782

Company: hawaiianel

We recognize our competitive advantage -- our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.


Our employees are committed to the company's foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive compensation package.


Posting End Date: 08/16/2022 at 11:59PM HST



The P YF POWER PLANT ELECT ENGRG Department of the P POWER SUPPLY ENGINEERING Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Management vacancy available. (Role: Professional Supervisor)



Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the operations of an engineering section to provide design engineering, project engineering, project management, program management and standards development in support of the Power Supply capital construction programs of Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company. Provides technical knowledge, expertise and guidance to the Section and to the Power Plant Engineering Division.



  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, supervises and directs the operations of an engineering section to provide design engineering, project engineering, project management, program management and standards development in support of the Power Supply capital construction programs of Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light Company.
  • Evaluates progress and performance of the engineering section staff and the results obtained, and implements actions necessary to achieve/maintain project and program scope, schedule and budget.
  • Initiates, assigns, reviews and approves engineering and economic studies to improve existing systems, designs, and standards and practices. Reviews and approves design, materials, equipment and construction specifications and standards.
  • Meets, discusses, coordinates and negotiates with parties inside and outside the Company to maintain/expedite progress on projects and programs. Serves as a technical consultant to the Division, Department, Process Area and other management in Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light Company.
  • Manages and administers all personnel matters of an engineering section, including performance appraisals and interviews; recognition of employee achievements; and disciplinary actions. Ensures the safety and coordinates the training of all personnel under supervision.
  • Models behaviors consistent with Company values. Works with others to accomplish goals and objectives and maintain improvement in practices and procedures.
  • Promotes teamwork, reinforces and mentors subordinates in the application of improvement tools, techniques, and behaviors to expose and eliminate waste from daily work assignments.
  • Effectively applies the Daily Management System methods to continuously improve the safety, quality, speed, timeliness, and cost of all work processes within assigned span of control.
  • Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.



Knowledge Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of the theories and principles of engineering, normally acquired through advanced college level courses or equivalent experience.      
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering design, project engineering, project management, program management, standards development and construction methods associated with electric utility facilities and systems normally acquired through extensive professional engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and procedures as related to specific division and/or department activities.         
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and/or mainframe systems and related software applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, project management, presentations, etc. 
  • Working knowledge of Company budgeting and forecasting systems and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement deployment system, principles, procedures, tools, and desired behaviors.


Skills Requirements

  • Demonstrated supervision and leadership skills, including effective written, oral, listening, presentation and interpersonal skills, in order to work effectively with all levels of the company and with outside contractors, consultants, governmental agencies, community groups and customers.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and conceptual skills to manage simultaneously a variety of projects, programs and assignments.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a demanding work environment, and to adapt to rapidly changing priorities.       
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to handle confrontational, difficult and/or sensitive issues. Ability to handle such issues with professionalism while using tact, courtesy and discretion.


Experience Requirements

  • Extensive (8 years) relevant professional engineering experience, supervisory experience highly desirable, and a BS in engineering in a relevant discipline.
  • State of Hawaii Professional Engineer License in relevant discipline.


Role: Professional Supervisor 

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday

Work Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Location: HECO Waiau Generating Station  – Oahu 

Hiring Range: The hiring range for the Sr Supervising Engineer [Req ID 7272] position is $113,600.00 to $147,600.00. The person selected will be placed according to his/her skills and qualifications. The hiring supervisor is MICHAEL Y FUNG.


About Hawaiian Electric Companies
Hawaiian Electric Companies provide electricity and services to 95 percent of the state's 1.4 million residents. The company is also one of the state's leading employers and a major contributor and supporter of community and educational programs.


The demand for power that has fueled the growth of the Hawaiian Islands has been met by Hawaiian Electric Companies for well over a century. And as the next millennium unfolds, the company is committed to providing quality service and seeking clean local energy sources to power generations of Hawaii families and businesses to come. Visit us at


Interested individuals should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.


Should there be no candidates with this experience, the company may consider applicants without such experience who meet the knowledge/skill requirements. If such a candidate is hired, he or she will initially be placed on a development plan commensurate with his/her education and experience level.


Applicant Certification
By submitting an application for the position, candidates:
1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;
2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;
3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;
4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and
5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates' background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.


EEO Statement
Hawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.


Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.


Affiliate Disclaimer
Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (“Company”) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) regulated companies. The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUC’s Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.

By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.  

In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company. 

Affiliate is defined as “any person or entity that possesses an ‘affiliate interest’ in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”), including a utility’s parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).”

Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as “a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utility’s service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.” 

For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:

This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.  

Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii